Argyll and Bute Council news round up - 24th November 2017

Welcome to Argyll and Bute Council’s weekly news round-up. 

Thank you for reading it. If you have ideas on how we could make it more useful for you, we’d love to hear them. Please let us know by emailing 

Focus on:

Challenge, choice and change -  thanks to everyone who has already replied to the consultation and given us their ideas on changing how we work to meet funding challenges. If you haven’t yet responded, we’d  love to hear from you. All views are appreciated. Thank you for your thoughts.

Did you know?

Read all about it: It’s Book Week Scotland from 27 November to 3 December – and there’s lots happening across Argyll and Bute, including two sessions with acclaimed Scottish novelist Christopher Brookmyre.


Remembering a hero: A paving stone is to be laid to commemorate the sacrifice of an Innellan-born soldier. George Henry Tatham Paton was awarded the Victoria Cross after giving his life to save his men during the First World War. The special paving stone is being laid as part of the VC Commemorative Paving Stone programme, of which Argyll and Bute Council is a part.

Keeping children safe: More than 400 pub and hotel operators have been asked for their help in protecting children and young people safe from child sexual exploitation. They, along with operators of shops that sell alcohol, have been given information on the signs to look out for ‘grooming’.

Build on your skills: A free event takes place in Campbeltown on Tuesday 28 November to help owners of tenement and traditional buildings with maintenance. Campbeltown Look Up! Will give free maintenance guidance, provided by local business experts, to home and property owners. Meet at 3 Harvey’s Lane at 11am for a walk around the town centre. A seminar and presentation follows.


Local Development Plan (2): We are preparing our new Local Development Plan (LDP2), which will set out planning and development proposals for the next 10 years from 2020 and a vision for 20 years. You can have your say here.

Review of UK Parliamentary constituencies: The Boundary Commission of Scotland would welcome your views on the proposed new constituency areas which each MP will serve.

Community Learning and Development (CLD) plan: This plan allows members of the public to find out about the CLD work going on in communities around Argyll and Bute. The plan has a simple email feedback facility that can be used to contact the partnership. For more information go to and let us know what you think.

Your View Counts: Police Scotland wants your opinions on policing which will help shape how it operates in future. Please take part in this five-minute survey.


The Council delivers a wide range of services for our communities. This means we employ a huge variety of professions, skills and experience. You can find out more here about opportunities to work with us.

This week we have a wide range of vacancies including customer service centre agents, classroom assistants, head of teaching and learning, assistant cook, night social care worker, admin assistant, trainee purchasing officer, cultural co-ordinator, team leader for learning disabilities and sensory impairment, street lighting technical officer and roadworkers. 

Next edition 

Our next news round-up will be issued on 1 December 2017.